In response to the Japanese government's move on April 6 to declare a state of emergency and the emergency measures taken by Chiba Prefecture Government, the University of Tokyo will impose tighter restrictions on Kashiwa campus activities where Oakforest-PACS supercomputer installed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Specifically, based on "The University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019," released on April 3, the university is raising its level to ***3*** as of April 8 ("maximum restrictions").
All the faculties and staffs of JCAHPC (Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing) as well as ITC/U.Tokyo are teleworking now according to the BCP (Business Continuity Plan). This is also applied to engineers of companies who are working for operating our supercomputer systems. Only short on-site work less than 4-hours is allowed for keeping services as JCAHPC. Although all the faculties, staffs and engineers are working hard for continuing operations, reduction of services (e.g. some computing nodes failed) may occur. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, and would like to thank you for your understanding this critical situation.
If the level might be raised to ***4***, our activities will be further restricted.
Please make sure to backup your important files.
Regarding the Oakforest-PACS: When the activity restrictions become level4, Fast file cache (IME) service will be also stopped. If you are currently using IME, please be aware and prepare for it.